Consultation status: closed 5 May 2017
We are seeking feedback on a proposal to make changes to the parking arrangements on Rendall Place in Eden Terrace.
We propose to:
- Keep most of the remaining No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) around the cul-de-sac.
- Remove some of the broken yellow lines on the western side of Rendall Place.
Why the changes are needed
Cars often park at the end of the cul-de-sac which makes it difficult to turn around in this road.
The proposed changes will make it easier for vehicles to manoeuvre.
Reducing some of the broken yellow lines would free up parking spaces required after the recent property developments near Rendall Place.
The proposal received mixed feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.
- Broken yellow lines are excessive - time-restricted parking, residential parking permits or re-shaping the cul-de-sac would be better options. The current issues around restricted vehicle accessibility happen at different times of the day, which makes a time-restricted parking scheme unfeasible. The broken yellow lines will improve accessibility for large vehicles at all times - this will be particularly important in the event of an emergency as emergency service vehicles can access the site. Residential parking schemes are generally used in areas with high-density housing and no off-street parking available. Eden Terrace has a mix of housing and business with a fair amount of off-street parking. Due to this, a residential parking scheme is not currently justified. Re-shaping the end of the cul-de-sac to increase vehicle turning space would increase the cost of the project. This is outside the scope of this proposal.
- The entire western side of the cul-de-sac should be free for parking. While the proposal includes the removal of a short section of the existing broken yellow lines, removing all of them from the western kerb would make turning around the cul-de-sac difficult and potentially unsafe for large vehicles.
- Request to not remove parking restrictions on the western kerb as it would make it difficult for large vehicles to enter or exit driveways. We have reviewed the required road width for large vehicles to enter or exit driveways and found that removing a short section of the current parking restrictions will not have a significant impact on vehicle movement. The proposal will free up 3 - 4 parking spaces, which is widely supported by the community.
- Parking restriction must be enforced. Our Parking Compliance team will monitor and enforce the parking restrictions as necessary.
- Clarify the parking restriction outside 15 Rendall Place - the map shows existing broken yellow lines to remain, but this section is currently free for parking. We have received a number of complaints regarding vehicles being unable to exit this location due to vehicles being parked on the eastern kerb. There were originally broken yellow lines outside 15 Rendall Place but subsequent development work seems to have removed them. This proposal reinstates them to make entering and exiting the driveway easier.
- Request for additional works including parking restrictions on neighbouring roads. These requests are outside the scope of this project. If you would like your request to be considered, please use our online feedback form to suggest improvements.
We expect to begin this work before the end of the year, subject to further changes or funding issues. Contractors will notify residents prior to construction work.